Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Spinning Rods
Great striper rod!!!
Bought this rod for striper fishing, had a hard time getting it shipped to the Nashville store, but Basspro did me right after an unexpected delay in shipping. I pitch jigs with shad bodies in warm water disgharge of steam plants in middle TN, and this rod works well with jigs from 3/8 through 1 1/2 oz. It has good sensitivety, great power, and I don't think that it's possible to break it. I paired it with a Penn 560 Slammer, 30lb Sufix, and on my second trip hooked and landed 7 stripers, 1 over 20lbs that I had to crank the drag down and put alot of pressure on. This rod handled the stress of the fish in heavy current with ease. I highly recommend this rod and feel it will give you years of hard service.
March 3, 2009
Another Excellent Ugly Stick
This is an excellent pole for casting large swim jigs for stripers. I use anywhere from 1 to 3 ounce swim jigs in the current of the Colorado river and this rods has become my favorite for this type of fishing. It handled a 30 pounder striper in the current with ease and is light enough that you can fish for hours will little to no arm fatigue.
May 31, 2006
Solid build -Weight rating highly exaggerated
While the Ugly Stik Tiger Lite 7' heavy rated spinning rod is a well built, value choice for a wide variety of circumstances, from inshore popping rod, lite surf rod, fluke and flounder rod etc., it's manufacturer weight rating is best ignored.
Listed as a 1-5 ounce lure weight rod, it is more in line with offerings rated in the 1/2 - 2 1/2 class, with a more realistic real world sweet zone in the are of 7/8 - 1 1/2 ounce.
As with most Ugly Stik blanks, the Tiger Lite is a "takes a whippin and keeps on flippin" rhino tough blank that doesn't mind being owned by the " just throw it in the truck" crowd.
The blank has a comfortable moderate / fast feel and flex and bounces jigs not unlike honey glass rods of old, yet has a stout butt end to tighten things up just enough when it counts.
But, once again, it is best to not to think of this rod as a "heavy" if your a saltwater angler because in that world, the rod is much closer to the "lite" that the name implies.
Will the rod be fun landing a ten pound bluefish? Yes, without a doubt it would be a blast . . .
Would you want to drift into a blitz of six to ten pound blues and rely on this rod to horse them in one after the other? No, it's just not going to happen . . .
One final note, the rod has a wide Fuji type butt cap similar to the type found on many surf rods and may not fit in some standard mounted rod holders properly.
I had to use a belt sander to reduce the butt cap diameter significantly to fit into my own.
June 23, 2007
Excellent Steel Head Rod
This rod works excellent for Steel Head. It has a nice soft action tip for tossing just about anything you want and you have to be accurate when targeting Steel Head as they are very spooky. It also has plenty of backbone with a forgiving mid section once you have your trophy hooked. It has a foam upper part of the handle and a surf type tape on the bottom, it is the first time I have used this type of grip and it worked very well especially when wet. The rod was a lot lighter than I had expected since it is actually rated as a salt water rod but it works just as well for many freshwater application also. It has held up well and has the quality that the Ugly Stick is known for.
November 15, 2007